The tens of thousands of protesters who took to the National Mall Friday, August 28, 2020 marking the 57th anniversary of the March on Washington, showed the power of the movement against police brutality that has mobilized across America this summer. But the demonstration was tinged by concern that efforts to suppress and intimidate supporters will hamper their ability to turn protest now into votes in the November 3rd. 2020 elections.
Thousands of people around the world have rallied in solidarity with anti-racism protests in the United States following the police killing of George Floyd on May 25, 2020. Floyd, an unarmed Black man, was pinned to the ground by a white officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The officer, who has since been fired and charged for murder, knelt on Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes, as Floyd pleaded "I can't breathe". Protests, which began in Minneapolis, have spread to hundreds of cities across the US. National Guard troops have been deployed in at least 23 states to handle the demonstrations. Outside the US, large protests have also erupted in many cities around the world.
Portland, Oregon - July 20, 2020
SATELLITE VIEW OF NEWLY NAMED BLACK LIVES MATTER PLAZA, DC
North America: Large crowds have gathered in cities across Canada and in Mexico's capital, Mexico City. Protesters waved placards with the words "No justice! No peace!", "I can't breathe" and "Black lives matter".
CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY - POLICE CHIEF MARCHING WITH PROTESTERS
SAINT PAUL MINNESOTA
BLACK LIVES MATTER PLAZA, DC
GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE - SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
FIRE ISLAND PINES, NEW YORK
South America: Big crowds took to the streets of Brazil's second largest city Rio de Janerio and Argentina's capital, Buenos Aires.
A FIRE BURNING OUTSIDE THE US EMBASSY IN MEXICO CITY
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
Europe: The European Union said it was "shocked and appalled" by the death of Floyd, calling it "an abuse of power" and warned against further excessive use of force. Thousands protested across several European cities, including Berlin, London and Amsterdam, defying coronavirus bans.
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
GEORGE FLOYD MURAL IN BERLIN, GERMANY
Africa: Sizable protests were held in Nigeria and Kenya. The African Union issued a strongly worded statement condemning the killing of Floyd. US embassies in Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Zimbabwe also issued statements of concern over Floyd's death.
In Rare Move, U.S. Embassies in Africa Condemn George Floyd Murder
Middle East: Hundreds gathered in Tel Aviv, Haifa and East Jerusalem demanding "Justice for George" and "Justice for Eyad" an unarmed, autistic Palestinian man killed by Israeli police.
Asia-Pacific: Rallies were held in several cities across Australia and New Zealand.
THOUSANDS OF PROTESTERS IN AUSTRALIA
The map and list below show the locations where sizeable protests have occurred. More protests are planned throughout the week in several cities worldwide.
Global Protests in Solidarity with George Floyd